ASPENBEAT RADIO: Surf, Sail and Ocean Songs August 30 2014

Broadcast on Aspen Public Radio
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Host: Andrea Young

Theme: Surfing, Sailing and Ocean Songs

“Ocean is my potion
I need vitamin sea
So if you´re trying to find me
head on down by the beach”
Mishka – Ocean Is My Potion
The surf on both the east and west coasts of the USA has been in the news lately.  Surf music began in the early 1960′s as instrumental dance music, almost always in straight 4/4 (or common) time, with a medium to fast tempo.  The sound was dominated by electric guitars which were particularly characterized by the extensive use of the “wet” spring reverb that was incorporated into Fender amplifiers from 1961, which is thought to emulate the sound of the waves (source: Wikipedia).
Surfs up
The surf music on this show is weighted heavily in favor of the Beach Boys, and also includes songs by The Surfaris, The Chantays, Jan&Dean, Dick Dale and Sean Na’auao, along with a contemporary surf song by The Drums, along with songs about the ocean and sailing by Mishka, Randy Newman, David Gray, and Blue October.

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